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Lead Belly

Huddie William Ledbetter, better known by the stage name Lead Belly, was an American folk and blues singer, musician, and songwriter notable for his strong vocals, virtuosity on the twelve-string guitar, and the folk standards he introduced, including his renditions of "In The Pines", "Goodnight, Irene", "Midnight Special", "Cotton Fields", and "Boll Weevil"... Read More

Birth nameHuddie William Ledbetter
Also known asLead Belly, Leadbelly
BornJanuary 23, 1888
Mooringsport, Louisiana, U.S.
DiedDecember 6, 1949 (aged 61)
New York City, U.S.
GenresFolk blues, folk, gospel, songster
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, accordion, piano, lap steel guitar
Years active1903–1949


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